Many have attempted the sound of Rustie’s 2011 Glass Swords, a dance music masterpiece on which the drums draw from hip-hop, the synths twinkle and glisten, and the bass grabs your body and refuses to let go. While his peer Hudson Mohawke has worked with Kanye West and pushed the sound forward, Rustie’s BBC Essential Mix was one of the year’s essential records, and his recent “Triadzz”/“Slasher” single is equal compelling. Tonight, he plays Output with Cashmere Cat, the Norwegian upstart who has been nodding heads with his bass-heavy reworkings of popular tunes by artists like 2 Chainz and Jeremih.
Wed., July 24, 10 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 17, 2013